New more confrontational stance is self serving
In 1990 there was an opportunity to invite Russia into an accord or even integrate into NATO , instead Putin has emerged as China's western front with Chinese warships in the Kattegat Russia serving Latakia in Syria and a new cold war

Briz news has latest update on ramping up of sides in Zapad war games described by west as aggressive

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/wor...04-gya0q8.html

Of course Brisbane is well aware of American violence

Wartime 'Battle of Brisbane' remembered - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)